Diving for kids

Diving for kids

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Diving for kids: Get your whole family involved in scuba diving

Share extraordinary memories together and take your vacations to new depths.
Diving is not only for adults, also kids can dive. The minimum age for diving experience is 8 and the program’s name is Bublemaker. Here in Amorgos we have a perfect conditions to conduct this course. You’re planing your diving vacation? Find the perfect course for your kids! It will be unforgettable holidays for every member of your family!

With their natural curiosity and affinity to learn new skills, children can make some of the best scuba divers. If you need scuba diving lessons for kids information, here’s a quick overview of the programs available to young people and what age kids can learn to scuba dive.

Love and bubbles from the Amorgos Diving Center crew.


 

When to start scuba diving lessons for kids

A good way to determine if your child is ready for scuba diving in open water is to enroll them in the Bubblemaker, Seal Team or Discover Scuba Diving program first. The Bubblemaker program is a one day experience program in confined water for children 8 yrs old and older with a max depth of  two meters. The Seal Team program is a more extensive program for kids 8 yrs old and older that covers basic scuba diving skills in addition to fun activities such as taking underwater photos, practicing buoyancy and learning environmental awareness.

PADI’s Junior Open Water Diver course is similar to the adult certification program and prepares kids to become full-fledged divers when they are of age. To begin the program, students must be at least 10 years old and be able to swim. To ensure that young divers don’t exceed their limits, the Junior Open Water certification comes with restrictions. Divers 10-11 years old must dive with a PADI Professional or a certified parent or guardian, and dives cannot exceed 12 meters/40 feet. Divers 12-14 years old must dive with a certified adult and dives cannot exceed 18 meters / 60 feet.

After receiving a junior open water certification, young divers twelve and older may continue to increase their experience and certification levels (Junior Advanced Open WaterJunior RescueJunior Master Scuba Diver). In these courses, dives may reach a max depth of 21 meters.

After the age of 15, depth and buddy restrictions default to those of a regular PADI Open Water Diver. Divers who were initially certified as a junior diver and wish to receive a new card that simply says “Open Water Diver” can order a replacement from their PADI Dive Center or PADI’s website.

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PADI ELearning

PADI ELearning

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Start Your PADI Scuba Education Online

Whether you want to learn to scuba dive or are already a scuba diver who is looking for a flexible way to fit another dive course into your busy schedule, PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.
PADI eLearning lets you:

  • Learn by watching, listening, reading and interacting with a dynamic instructional program.
  • Access the material for one year, plus gain unlimited access to an online version of the course manual.
  • Contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort anytime you have a question about what you’re learning.
  • Get in the water quickly – applying what you’ve learned – when you meet with your PADI Instructor.

Ready to start your scuba diving lessons?

Register for Open Water Diver Online today.

Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development – including facts, principles and concepts – and dive skills including techniques and methods. PADI Open Water Diver Online uses videos, audio, graphics and reading to help you learn, plus short quizzes that let you gauge your progress, and then offers a review of anything you happen to miss. You develop dive skills during actual dives with a PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort. By completing knowledge development online, you’re ready to meet with your instructor and start having fun in the water.

Ready to continue your diver education?

Choose from the following programs to start your next PADI course:

Just want to update or increase your dive knowledge?

Choose from one of the following programs:

Many PADI eLearning programs are available in different languages. Register now at PADI eLearning!

 

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Manina 3 – We love you!

Manina 3 – We love you!

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Saturday 15 August 2015

We returned to our beloved wreck Manina 3.
For our Dive masters in training as well as for our lovely customers it was an experience they will never forget.
Yesterday was very special as Amorgos Diving Center took for the first time freedivers and the spot.
Absolutely amazing!

Indeed from this year, our center also proposes Freediving courses with AIDA instructor.
We hope for this summer that the Meltemi will be kind to us and we get to hang out with Manina 3 more often.
For now enjoy the pictures from yesterday.

Love and bubbles from the Amorgos Diving Center crew.

 


 

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Limenaraki

Limenaraki

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A HIDDEN BAY only 5 minutes from the port of Aegiali. The site is a beautiful natural harbour. This wall dive is special for its abundant fish life, specially the beautiful Damsel fish, which you usually see in larger schools.

As you walk in from the shore, which quite quickly drops down, the small animal life begins: spiral worms, damsel fish and sea bream are all around you. As you venture deeper the wall is very impressive filled with holes and small caverns covered in sponges (especially the black sponges) and corals.
The pockets of the wall are hiding places for different micro marine life such as our favorite nudibranch Spotted Doris and spiral worms. The wall has a stunning arched swim-through at around 10m which feeds the day light down to you as you pass below.

Expect this to be, as we call it, a very “meditative” dive. The greatness and blueness embracing you through out the dive, will give you a very relaxing and soothing feeling.

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Level

From snorkelers to experienced divers.

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Visibility

100% Visibility. Rarely below 50m.

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Depth

From the beach to 40 m. As a PADI dive centre, the max. depth we will take our qualified customers is 40m.

Currents

If any, very mild currents.

What will I see?

Each dive is full of spiral worms, damsel fish, sea bream, grouper, corals, sponges, nudibranch spotted Doris, Morray eels and uch more. Keep your eyes on the blue for other larger passing fish such as a barracuda or a tuna.

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Old Bauxite Mines

Old Bauxite Mines

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UNDER THE OLD BAUXITE MINES of Amorgos on the east side of the island, you will find a unique dive site that bears witness to the once bustling mines.

After a steep drop off there is a plateau at 18 metres where you can see parts of the equipment used to load the mined bauxite to different cargo ships. Parts of old steel wagons with their wheels still attached and pieces of the tracks on which they were pushed can be found on several points along this dive site.

Continuing to the north by keeping the reef on the left side, you will see several rock formations creating gentle slopes interspersed with dramatic walls.

>>  Check location on our Interactive Map

Level

From snorkelers to experienced divers.

U

Visibility

100% Visibility. Rarely below 50m.

G

Depth

From 5 to 18 metres.

Currents

If any, very mild currents.

What will I see?

Octopi, Moray eels, Sea Bass, Barracuda, Damsel Fish, Nudibranchs, Corals, Sponges, Shrimps and much more. If lucky, you may see a Mediterranean Monk seal, a dolphin, passing Tuna or a Loggerhead turtle.

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Small Sparti Caves

Small Sparti Caves

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A PERFECT PLACE for those who love the blue. Located on the east side of the island, this dive site offers the opportunity to swim through a relatively narrow passage created by fallen rocks and with the entrance at around 18m.

The colors of the various soft corals on the walls and the ceiling in combination with the rays of sunlight that reach the cavern will definitely impress even the most demanding diver. Exiting the cavern you will find on both sides a breathtaking wall with a small ledge at around 35m before another drop, this time to the infinite blue. On the face of the wall there are many overhangs and little holes to explore at various depths.

The general morphology of the area is ideal for a relaxing, slow dive in an effort to discover the little occupants hiding on the wall.

>>  Check location on our Interactive Map

Level

From snorkelers to experienced divers.

U

Visibility

100% Visibility. Rarely below 50m.

G

Depth

From 5 to 35 meters max. Cave entrance at around 18m.

Currents

If any, very mild currents.

What will I see?

Octopi, Moray eels, Sea Bass, Barracuda, Damsel Fish, Nudibranchs, Corals, Sponges, Shrimps and much more. If lucky, you may see a Mediterranean Monk seal, a dolphin, passing Tuna or a Loggerhead turtle.

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